15 Last-Minute Hanukkah 2020 Gift Ideas

The kick-off of Hanukkah 2020 is less than a week away. In turn, below are 15 brands with interesting products worth looking into – with all sorts of price-points and origins — all of which orderable online and available for prompt delivery in case you are wondering what to get someone for this year’s Festival of Lights.

Aftershokz Headphones

Aftershokz make for great headphones for both athletes and work-from-homers. The Aftershokz Aeropex are open ear headphones for fitness enthusiasts, runners and triatheletes alike. Meanwhile, the Aftershokz OpenComm provides ideal sound and comfort for conference calls with a boom mic and premium sound. The Aftershokz “Sound of Joy” sale is running through December 6th, while the brand’s products can also be found via Amazon.

Broadway Basketeers’ Award-Winning Baskets

Broadway Basketeers is known for making gift baskets for all occasions where gift-giving is the norm. Earlier this year I had the pleasure of experiencing its Merlot Wine Basket, which featured an impressive array of chocolates, caramels and other candies and was complemented with a range of salty snacks within this basket. That grand bundle of treats is paired wonderfully with a bold, dry, kosher-certified red wine that ought to delight the senses as cherry and vanilla roll off the tongue with every sip.

More recently I experienced the company’s Classic Favorites Gift Basket. This one offered a gourmet selection of the finest snacks and treats including, Lindt truffles, caramel popcorn, butterscotch flavored candy, cappuccino chocolate chip cookies, and Brownie Brittle. For those not interested in wine and/or chocolate, Broadway Basketeers has gourmet offerings related to cookies, cakes, flowers, fruit and spas, as the retailer has a specific “Kosher Gifts” section.

Time Since Launch

What is your “Moment Zero?” If you know that, then you can use this very long-scale timepiece to mark the beginning of your epoch. It could begin when you get married, have a baby, quit smoking, launch a rocket, or even on an ordinary Tuesday morning; for me it was when this cool-looking device came out of the box and went onto my wall unit. Either way, your epoch is safeguarded within this unique timepiece, as designed and over-engineered to outlive you. Literally, as the timepiece is built to count for 2,738 years. As suspended in a durable borosilicate glass tube and sealed with gasketed aluminum end-caps, two LCDs show days, hours, minutes and seconds since you pulled its pin for launch. Currently discounted to sell for $179.99 via the CW&T website.


For many of us, 2020 will bring a virtual Hanukkah. DigiCards is a clever idea sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic, a colorful, 20-card packs printed with text and images designed to cover all those frustrating — and funny — online moments, and streamline communication for virtual gatherings. With these cards, you can easily tell your family member (or colleague) that they are frozen, that you have an idea, and/or you agree with them without having to talk over a Zoom room of dozens of people.

On the same note as Digicards is the new book “You’re On Mute” by Jo Hoare. Subtitled “101 Tips to Add Zip to your Zoom,” Hoare’s 96-page book gives you assorted dos and don’ts of virtual meetings. This info applies whether it is for a virtual Hanukkah, a work meeting, a general social gathering or even an online date.

E Marie Blankets and Ahida Masks

This particular pick comes courtesy of the founders of Your Mom Cares, who I had the pleasure of recently interviewing against for the Jewish Journal. E Marie’s Boss Blanket Set is a cozy combo features our all-new Boss Blanket and a matching eye mask that ensures restorative sleep. It is ideal for everything from power naps to movie nights, as Boss Blanket keeps you warm with its blissfully soft fabric and oversized design.


Bombas is the mission-driven comfort apparel brand that made socks cool, and Bombas is now also on the road to dominating the “top drawer” category with its new launch of cotton tank tops over the summer. On July 31, 2020, Bombas launched women’s tanks for the first time ever, alongside a whole new variety of men’s and women’s tees inspired by summer with colors ranging from tie dye to lilac. Each tee is priced at $36 and is made with the highest-quality Peruvian Pima Cotton, aiming to look neat and tidy with every wear. And just like with its socks, for every Bombas t-shirt purchased, the brand will donate a thoughtfully-designed Bombas Donation T-Shirt to someone in need.

Pocket Socks

Speaking of great socks, Pocket Socks has offerings that not only keep your farm warm, but are big  enough to hold a credit card and other valuables. Each pair comes with 1 regular sock and 1 hand-sewn zippered pocket. A reinforced ribbed welt keeps your socks up high. And in case you had some travel on your upcoming agenda, metal detectors will not be set off by Pocket Socks zippers.


TikiTunes is an award winning, one-of-a-kind, indoor/outdoor Bluetooth speaker that looks like a tiki torch but even cooler. It is made from high-quality materials, packs an impressive sound and is a great conversation piece. You can easily pair 2 TikiTunes together for a true stereo-sound and fortunately TikiTunes works with most smartphones.

GoldKey’s Limitless Innovation Key

GoldKey Security Solutions are being used by governments and businesses in 42 countries worldwide with the intent of safeguarding critical data and helping to ensure regulatory compliance. GoldKey’s Limitless Innovation Key is an ideal tool for the COVID-19 pandemic, an innovative touchless hand tool and stylus that is made of EPA-approved antimicrobial copper alloy. It reportedly helps to reduce 99.9% of harmless bacteria and continues to work even after repeated uses, keeping you from using a sleeve, elbow or napkin from opening doors, pressing elevator buttons and/or having direct contact with touchscreens.

iFixIt’s Pro Tech Toolkit

Designed in California after 17 years of taking apart and repairing electronic devices, iFixit’s Pro Tech Toolkit has every bit and tool one ought to need to fix electronic devices. All 64 driver bits and 18 opening tools have been engineered from the ground up to make this kit an ideal electronics repair kit.

ChargeHub X5

With ChargeHub X5 you can simplify multi-device charging as this 5-port USB charging station provides patented Smartspeed Technology to each connected device and makes maintaining multiple devices easier than ever by only utilizing 1 outlet. This ChargeHub works with virtually any USB-enabled device. Thus, your phone, tablet, earbuds and another 2 devices can theoretically charge at the same time.

Bushwick Kitchen’s Trees Knees Maple Syrup

Bushwick Kitchen is a sauce company which is known to serve up finger-licking, flavor-addicting sauces and condiments for foodies looking to elevate their meals or share a unique culinary gift with friends and family. Bushwick Kitchen was founded in January 2014 by an entrepreneur and a culinary enthusiast with the ambitious goal of launching a business from concept to finished product in 30 days. The first product, Bees Knees Spicy Honey, was born. By the end of the first year, Bushwick Kitchen had shipped over 9,000 bottles of honey — all bottled, one at a time, by hand, in Brooklyn, New York to every state in the USA and 27 countries.

Nowadays, the Bushwick Kitchen line has grown to 15 lip-smacking, tongue-drooling products, including its Trees Knees maples, Weak Knees srirachas and our Bees Knees honey collection. Sourced from the best sugar makers in the U.S., Bushwick Kitchen’s Trees Knees maple syrup is 100 percent organic and Grade A for rich amber color and flavor. Trees Knees maple syrup is made with all-natural, minimal ingredients to ensure the highest quality and taste in every bottle, all of which gluten-free, paleo-friendly and vegan. Every bottle of deliciousness continues to be infused, mixed, packaged, and shipped from the Northeastern Region of the U.S. New holiday offerings from Bushwick Kitchen were launched earlier this month.


A socially-distanced holiday season and shipping delays has meant many of us having to get creative with gifting this year. Digital gift cards from Punchbowl feed into that needed innovation as these are a step above your usual digital gift card. As some examples of why that is, you can choose from 20 national retailers, the card is presented in your choice of online greeting card, and you can even add a video message. Gift card options include Amazon, Target, Peet’s Coffee and Apple, and Hanukkah-themed designs are currently available.

FX Chocolate

Backed by a team of scientists and researchers, FX Chocolate blends cacao-based products with therapeutic doses of functional health ingredients into artisanal chocolate bites for a delicious and simplified way of ingesting supplements. Each FX Chocolate formulation contains sustainably-sourced, active ingredients crafted by an award-winning chocolatier. All complete with a third-party, tested Certificate of Analysis ensuring potency and transparency in every bite.

Pioneering a new delivery system for maintaining and increasing dietary health and wellness, FX Chocolate is an owned subsidiary of Designs For Health, a trusted supplier of superior quality, science-based nutritional products for healthcare practitioners and clinics since 1989. All formulations are non-GMO, sugar-free (sweetened with Alluose, as naturally found in figs, raisins and kiwi fruit), gluten-free and keto-friendly, while select formulas are also vegan.

Ornament Anchor

For the readers celebrating a multi-denominational sort of Hanukkah, each anchor from Ornament Anchor can hold up to 3 pounds, so you can display all your favorite ornaments without worrying about them sliding off and breaking. Available for purchase both through the Ornament Anchor website and Amazon, these anchors come in packs of 3, 12, 24 and 48, and you can score free shipping on any order over $20. As an added bonus, a portion of the proceeds from the company’s sales is donated to local animal shelters.

Daniel Lee’s “The S.S. Officer’s Armchair: Uncovering The Hidden Life Of A Nazi”

Last but definitely not least, and on the more serious side of the spectrum, Daniel Lee’s latest book could be a great gift for the World War II buff in your family. Based on documents discovered concealed within a simple chair for 70 years, this title is a gripping investigation into the life of a single S.S. officer during WWII encapsulates the tragic experience of a generation of Europeans. It provides a window into the lives of Adolf Hitler’s millions of nameless followers and into the mechanisms through which ordinary people enacted history’s most extraordinary atrocity.


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